Bupleurum ( 柴胡 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Chai Hu 柴胡
of Plant Used
Bitter, slightly acrid
Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium
This herb is used in formulas to treat colds with chest congestion and alternating
chills and fevers and other respiratory illnesses that are at a superficial
level in the body; also used to treat many imbalances of the Liver and Gallbladder,
including hepatitis and cirrhosis; and to strengthen digestive and metabolic
functions (TCM: internal heat, Liver fire, Spleen deficiency, and stagnant
Usages and Functions
Resolves lesser Yang heat patterns; relaxes constrained Liver Qi; raises
Yang Qi in cases of Spleen or Stomach Deficiency.
Formulas Used In
Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus; Bupleurum and
Tang Gui; Cimicafuga; Ginseng and Astragalus; Minor Bupleurum; Rehmannia
and Magnetitum; Rhubarb and Scutellaria.
Do not use if there is a deficient- Yin cough or symptoms of Liver fire